The past couple of weeks I’ve been reading a lot but I noticed that I was just reading one book at a time. Odd for me as I’m used to juggling a few books. But, it looks like I’m getting back into my old habits again because all of a sudden I’ve got three books vying for my attention.
My first read, which is the one I’m almost done with, is Roseanna by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo. This is a Swedish mystery set in the late 60s and I’m getting a kick out of the mention of typewriters, telegrams and cigarette smoking in offices. How times have changed right? I really like how the pacing of this book is a bit more slow. It’s not focused on action but more on the methods used to get the killer. Can’t wait to see how this ends.
Next up is The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. Everyone’s heard about this one right? This French bestseller features two heroines, one is a suicidal teen and the other a frumpy concierge. I thought I would love this book from the beginning and I hate to admit that so far I’m not loving it. Could this be a case of too high expectations? I guess I’ll just have to keep reading.
Finally the book I was supposed to start over the weekend but am just now starting is Vertigo by W.G. Sebald. I had my doubts about this one as I tried to read another Sebald book years ago and I think I may have a hard time with this one as well. I’ll persevere though because I’m hoping to join in on the book discussion with the Slaves but we’ll see.
So how many books do you have going on now?